Friday, April 17, 2009

Unfair taxes?

First I would like to say that I am proud to live in a country where people can hold demonstrations or rallies to have their voices heard even if it is differing from my opinion.
Two days ago,
tax day, there were rallies across the country for people who believe they are being unfairly taxed.  This is interesting considering our current tax systems have been been benefitting the rich, not the poor who need it most, but I digress.  

Now, I am certainly not rich, but I can sympathize with the notion of not wishing to have more money taken out of my paycheck or given to the goverment when I file my taxes.  That being said, if five more dollars a paycheck could save programs that help vulnerable children or get one more homeless person off the street then I am for it.  I think we all should do our part to help the community around us, hence why I am such an advocate for volunteering.  Sure, people could just donate money to important causes or volunteer to help these causes and we may not need higher tax rates, but most people generally do not volunteer or donate money to help out the local community.

I don't think of myself as a socialist, rather I want to help out those who are less fortunate than myself.  If the increase in taxes go to save a persons job, again why is this such a bad thing?  Those are my thoughts, but I always like to hear others.

*This increase in taxes may not go to help these municipal services, but that is why I also think it is important to have your voices heard and talk to your local representatives about your opinions or attend rallies to peacefully demonstrat your views.  

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